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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/2/2020
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Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Anurag Kahol, CTO, BitglassCommentary
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
By Anurag Kahol CTO, Bitglass, 12/20/2019
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VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
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Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESETCommentary
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
By Tony Anscombe Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESET, 11/27/2019
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The Implications of Last Week's Exposure of 1.2B Records
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Large sums of organized data, whether public or private, are worth their weight in gold to cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/26/2019
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Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 11/20/2019
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I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 11/19/2019
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Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Eight out of every 10 US adults are worried over their inability to control how data about them is used, a new Pew Research survey shows.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2019
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Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Otavio Freire, CTO & President, SafeGuard CyberCommentary
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
By Otavio Freire CTO & President, SafeGuard Cyber, 11/6/2019
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It's Time to Improve Website Identity Indicators, Not Remove Them
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, SectigoCommentary
Why Google and Mozilla are wrong about the benefits of Extended Validation certificates that aim to prevent fraud and protect user privacy.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Sectigo, 10/24/2019
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FTC Warns Consumers About Stalking Apps
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Agency offers tips on how to detect and eradicate the spyware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2019
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Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
The business case for why companies that respect the privacy of individuals, and especially minors, will have a strong competitive advantage.
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 10/17/2019
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Twitter Slip-Up Spills MFA Phone Numbers, Emails to Advertisers
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Email addresses and phone numbers provided to secure user accounts were accidentally shared with marketers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/9/2019
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7 Considerations Before Adopting Security Standards
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Here's what to think through as you prepare your organization for standards compliance.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/8/2019
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10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Andrew Houshian, Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGNCommentary
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
By Andrew Houshian Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGN, 10/7/2019
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How Network Logging Mitigates Legal Risk
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Logging that is turned on, captured, and preserved immediately after a cyber event is proof positive that personal data didn't fall into the hands of a cybercriminal.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 9/23/2019
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One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2019
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@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2019
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Privacy 2019: We're Not Ready
J. Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, IAPPCommentary
To facilitate the innovative use of data and unlock the benefits of new technologies, we need privacy not just in the books but also on the ground.
By J. Trevor Hughes President & CEO, IAPP, 8/29/2019
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CVE-2020-5397
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Spring Framework, versions 5.2.x prior to 5.2.3 are vulnerable to CSRF attacks through CORS preflight requests that target Spring MVC (spring-webmvc module) or Spring WebFlux (spring-webflux module) endpoints. Only non-authenticated endpoints are vulnerable because preflight requests should not incl...
CVE-2019-17635
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Eclipse Memory Analyzer version 1.9.1 and earlier is subject to a deserialization vulnerability if an index file of a parsed heap dump is replaced by a malicious version and the heap dump is reopened in Memory Analyzer. The user must chose to reopen an already parsed heap dump with an untrusted inde...
CVE-2019-19339
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
It was found that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 kpatch update did not include the complete fix for CVE-2018-12207. A flaw was found in the way Intel CPUs handle inconsistency between, virtual to physical memory address translations in CPU's local cache and system software's Paging structure entries...
CVE-2007-6070
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2008-1382. Reason: This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2008-1382. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2008-1382 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent ...
CVE-2019-17634
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Eclipse Memory Analyzer version 1.9.1 and earlier is subject to a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability when generating an HTML report from a malicious heap dump. The user must chose todownload, open the malicious heap dump and generate an HTML report for the problem to occur. The heap dump could...